Analysis of 2004 Predicted Medal Tally
There are several predictions that we found for the medal tally at the 2004 Olympic Games. Now that the actual results are known, the accuracy of the predictions can be assessed. We are using our own analysis method to calculate a single percent accuracy score. It basically calculates the average percentage difference between their prediction and the actual results for the final top 5 results.
In 2004, the leading country on the medal table at the end of the Olympics was the USA, as predicted by all prediction models. However, some were more accurate overall than others.
Based on my analysis method, the prediction of the top 5 by Bernard was more accurate. Bernard achieved a percentage accuracy score of 80% (average percentage difference of 20%) and Johnson & Ali scored 56%.
TABLE of top 5 countries with predicted TOTAL GOLD medals won (showing percentage difference)
|final Rank||Country||Actual Gold Medals||Bernard||Johnson & Ali|
|1||United States||36||37 (+3%)||37 (+3%)|
|2||China||32||27 (-16%)||15 (-53%)|
|3||Russia||28||29 (+4%)||35 (+25%)|
|4||Australia||17||14 (-18%)||5 (-71%)|
|5||Japan||16||6 (-63%)||5 (-69%)|
|percent accuracy score||80%||56%|
For the total medal predictions, based on my analysis method, the prediction of the top 5 countries by Bredtmann et al. was more accurate. Bredtmann et al. achieved a percentage accuracy score of 90% (average percentage difference of 10%) and Johnson & Ali scored 75%.
TABLE of top 5 countries with predicted TOTAL MEDALS won (showing percentage difference)
|final Rank||Country||Actual Total Medals||Johnson & Ali||Bredtmann et al.|
|1||United States||101||103 (+2%)||84 (-17%)|
|2||Russia||90||94 (+4%)||84 (-7%)|
|3||China||63||39 (-38%)||76 (+21%)|
|4||Australia||50||26 (-48%)||53 (+6%)|
|5||Germany||49||66 (+35%)||49 (0%)|
|percent accuracy score||75%||90%|
- About Predicted Medal Tables
- summary of all predictions, and about our analysis method to calculate the accuracy of prediction
- See the medal tally list from 2004.
- More Medal Tallies from each Olympic year
- See more about the Olympic Games in 2004